Tributes to fantastic Elsie
8:00am Thursday 30th August 2012 in News
TRIBUTES have poured in following the death of one of the Amman Valley’s most respected community leaders.
Elsie Jones, of Maesybont in Glanaman, died on August 22 at the age of 75 after a long illness.
Mrs Jones was twice named mayor of Cwmaman and played a massive role in her community for more than 30 years. She had also been named mayor-elect for 2012 and would have taken over the role for a third time had she not lost her seat by just two votes in the May election.
“Elsie did tremendous work within the community,”
said Carmarthenshire county council leader Kevin Madge .
“I am proud to say I worked alongside Elsie for 30 years and I am honoured to consider her also a friend.
“She was always on hand with advice and was always available to talk to. She was a fantastic servant to this community and she will be sorely missed by all those who knew her. My deepest sympathies go to her family.”
As well as serving on the town council, Mrs Jones gave years of dedicated service to the community youth club and Meals on Wheels service.
She was also at the forefront of the Cwmaman Carnival committee and was delighted that she was able to come out of hospital specifically to attend this year’s event.
Mrs Jones was also a leading member in the Dinefwr Labour Party.
Cwmaman mayor Councillor Yvonne Evans also paid tribute to Mrs Jones. “Elsie was a great person, a great councillor and a great friend,” said Cllr Evans.
“She always thought of others before herself and did incredible work.”
Mrs Jones leaves two daughters and a son. Her funeral is due to take place at Llanelli Crematorium on August 31 at 1.30pm.